These last few months have been a whirlwind for me, as I’ve experienced multiple shifts and changes to my schedule. And if there’s been a recurring theme, it’s the feeling of being robbed of having enough time.
And though there’s plenty out there to support the claim that we all have the same 24 hours in a day, I felt like I was drawing the short straw every time. As my new routine has me waking up early and returning home late, I felt stretched for time and as though I was just watching time pass me by.
As if this wasn’t enough, I got into the habit of forgetting I had the option of saying ‘no’ too. As a few opportunities came my way, without considering the impact or whether I was available to invest time into them, I smiled and said yes. In fact, I think it’s fair to say I was over committing and under stress by some of the places i spent my time. And as if this wasn’t enough, unknowingly all things leisure, fun and social drifted into the back burner as I
I must say, I am grateful for these experiences because without them, I wouldn’t know what teetered outside the comfort zone. And mainly because, through this I’ve learnt the valuable lesson of time being currency. And if there’s one thing I’d say I (and hope you too) can take away from all this, it’s that you owe it to yourself to at least think about where you spend time.
Let me know below, how have you adapted to major changes im your schedule? Or what are some coping mechanisms you use to help you better manage your disposable hours of the day?
So I say all this to say, start looking at time as money, in that it is a form of currency. I know we’ve just welcomed December but I really believe this is a personal development piece of advice to take into 2020.
Don’t be afraid to say ‘no’ but also don’t let it become your autopilot response to new opportunities, instead allow yourself to think as about your current commitments or the things you know you ought to dedicate more time to. Dont become too stingy though, as no one likes a miser but also allow yourself to be i n control of what you willingly agree to and what you respectively decline.
Till we stir the next set of leaves,
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